Closures announced in Quinault area

QUINAULT — Multiple closures and construction projects are in progress in the Lake Quinault area in both Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park.

Visitors cannot complete the entire Quinault Loop from either direction as the North Shore Road is closed at milepost 14.5.

Graves Creek Road will open today after initial bridge repairs are complete. The road will close again in early August to finalize bridge repairs.

Additional bridge repairs in the area will occur over the summer. Visitors are urged to use caution as there will be single-lane closures with temporary delays.

The North Fork Campground and trailheads are accessible by driving North Shore Road.

Graves Creek Road, campground and trailheads can be accessed via the South Shore Road after today.

Willaby Campground and Falls Creek Campground remain closed due to hazard trees.

The boat launch at Willaby Campground will be open Friday through Sunday, starting this Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate boat launch access only. Parking will be allowed only in the boat launch area.

Visitors are reminded that Lake Quinault is managed by the Quinault Indian Nation. Permits can be purchased at the Rain Forest Resort and Quinault Mercantile, both located along South Shore Road.

The boat launch at Falls Creek Campground is closed year-round.

Ranger stations for both the Park Service and Forest Service will open over Memorial Day weekend.

• Olympic National Park visitor and wilderness information will be available at the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station on North Shore Road. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, as staffing allows.

Wilderness permits and bear cans will be issued during operating hours.

Bear can returns will be accepted 24/7 in a drop bin outside the ranger station.

• Olympic National Forest visitor information will be available at the Quinault Ranger Station on South Shore Road. It is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, starting today.

Park Service wilderness permits and bear cans cannot be issued or returned at this location.

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